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so I have 8gbs of this ram

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104203

currently being used on my FOR SALE AMD setup.

If I buy another 4gb kit OR just use 3 sticks will it run in triple channel?
post #2 of 17
Triple Channel is a function of the memory controller... If you have a Socket 1366 system, then 3 of the same DIMMs can run in triple-channel.
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no amd doesnt have triple channel only lga 1366 wink.gif
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No. Triple channel only works with multiples of 3 sticks. AMD doesn't use triple channel architecture anyway.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo;12750701 
Triple Channel is a function of the memory controller... If you have a Socket 1366 system, then 3 of the same DIMMs can run in triple-channel.

This. With your setup your memory will only run dual channel.
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post #6 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo;12750701 
Triple Channel is a function of the memory controller... If you have a Socket 1366 system, then 3 of the same DIMMs can run in triple-channel.

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oh I forgot to mention that I have a Sandy Bridge headed my way
post #8 of 17
3 sticks would slow things down a little but nothing noticeable.
post #9 of 17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by redhat_ownage;12750829 
3 sticks would slow things down a little but nothing noticeable.

but 12gb sounds so....I mean its only 45 bucks for another set....should I or shouldn't i?
post #10 of 17
go for it sandy bridge mem controller is a beast you shoulder feel any slowdown at all, unless your like me and notice a diffrence in a programes load time by half a second....
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